Yawn. House GOP passses CR guaranteed to shut down the government

House Republicans passed a continuing resolution on Saturday that funds government operations through December while delaying Obamacare's individual mandate by a year and repealing the medical device tax. The Senate is expected to take up the CR on Monday afternoon - far too late to avoid a shutdown even if the Dems had a magical change of heart and voted for it. Since that is not going to happen, and since House Republicans are standing firm - so far - in their efforts to prevent Obamacare from being implemented, we appear to have reached an impasse in efforts to fund the government. Harry Reid says no deal on delaying Obamacare. Ditto says the president. The irresistable force has met the immovable object, making it impossible to say what the endgame will be. Politico: House Republicans forced through a short-term government funding bill that delays Obamacare and permanently repeals a tax on medical devices, setting up their most dramatic face-off ever with President...(Read Full Post)